The hotly-discussed air travel bubble between Singapore and Hong Kong is confirmed to be happening soon, and to those who have been saving their leave dates in hopes of travelling, this will be your chance to do so.
With no quarantine or stay-home notice requirements, simply stay healthy and test negative for the Covid-19 swab test to hop on a plane and fly to our neighbouring metropolis best known for its bites, sights and shopping. But first, to know where to stay during your highly-anticipated trip, check out the following five boutique hotels brimming with amenities and more.
Well-situated within the shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong’s Kowloon city, FWD House 1881 (which was previously the Marine Police Headquarters) has since been transformed into a heritage hotel boasting Victorian neoclassical architecture. Here, expect to find Corner and Premier suites offering a scenic skyline of the Victoria Harbour. Lavish feasts also await at modern French restaurant Odea and steak spot The Steak Room.
Resting by Kowloon’s gorgeous waterfront, Kerry Hotel by the Shangri-La Group is an urban lifestyle retreat for guests in need of a good break. Luxuriate in any of the carefully curated rooms such as the Deluxe City View Room and Presidential Suite; patrons will be pleased to check out sweeping views of the Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island skyline too. Nearby attractions include the Hong Kong Science Museum and Tsim Sha Tsui East shopping district.
With minimalism at the forefront of Page 148 hotel’s architecture, the four-star property is truly a sight for sore eyes. Exuding Lloyd’s Inn vibes, most of the rooms here accommodate two adults and are equipped with plush furniture as well as Marshall speakers, Appelles bathroom amenities and even Page Common drip bag coffee. The modish hotel is also a 20-min stroll away from the Avenue of Stars promenade as well as a 10-min walk away from the Temple Street Night Market.
Decked out in both traditional and modern furnishings, Tai O Heritage Hotel is the perfect blend of old and new, which just adds to the fact that it is housed within a charming colonial building. Don’t expect your typical hotel experience here; instead, look forward to understanding the historical aspects of the space. And after exploring (and Instagramming) the lodging, check out the surrounding sites, including the Lantau Tong Fuk Beach and Po Lin Monastery.
Get cosy and observe Hong Kong’s South side at Urbanwood Ap Lei Chau, a chic property offering chambers inspired by Scandinavian design. Four various levels of comfort can be found, with the Deluxe Rooms offering either a harbour view or panoramic view. And you’ll never have to fret about meals or sightseeing, as the interesting neighbourhood of Ap Lei Chau is sprawling with delicious eats, galleries, temples and self-guided trails.